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Customer Reviews for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp

NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp

Item# 121070
This NPower digital charge controller is used to link solar panels together. It stabilizes incoming voltage to prevent 12V batteries from overcharge and discharge. Digital controller reduces overall system maintenance and prolongs battery life. Amps 30, Product Type Charge controller, Watts 450. For use with 12V solar panels and batteries only LCD monitor displays charging current and voltage Easy-to-read LED bar graph indicates battery charge level Handles up to 30 Amps of solar array current or up to 450 Watts solar power Maintenance free 5 9/16 in. W x 3 11/16 in. H face panel, 5 7/8 in. W x 3 3/4 in. H x 1 1/4 in. deep rear bump out
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp
Review 1 for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good Product

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May 24, 2013
By Tude
from Holiday, FL
"Am very pleased with performance and reliability. Using on a 200w marine environment setup."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
6out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

30A controller

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January 9, 2012
By Steveincolorado
from colorado mountains
"This little controller does exactly what it claims without fault. I have it connected to a secondary solar array of 2 205W panels, feeding 8 6v deep cycle golf cart (T-105) type batteries wired to 12v. It is a solid, but less costly version of simple 'brand name' controller for a simple system. The main systyem for the house is 1640w in parallel 820w arrays, two 30A MPPT controllers, parallel banks of 12 T105s (24 total) wired to 24v, into an outback VFX3524 sine wave inverter. This setup is protected with DC circuit breakers and lightning arrestors, and monitored with a trimetric and outback 'mate'. This system has worked great for a year and a half and counting. The secondary setup (with this controller) is to power a chest freezer, lights, and a couple of receptacles in the solar shed, so I decided to forego alot of the expense I had in the house system. I fused all points instead of using breakers and dedicated boxes. It's been in service about 4 months so far (as of Jan 2012), and works perfectly. We're offgrid, and I did the install after alot of research. I'd recommend this controller to anyone who wants a cost effective system and doesn't need MPPT capabilities."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+29points
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Review 3 for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

EXCELLENT Charge Controller!

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January 9, 2012
By Subman719
from New Jersey
"I just bought this charge controller along with 10 of the 15 Watt solar panels and this controller is awesome. Not only is it very well built, with a large heat sink on the backside, it provides GREAT status indications of everything going on with your batteries and solar panels! I highly recommend this controller if your are running a solar panel array of more than seven 15 watt panels or any of the other high output panels that go over 100 watts!"
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+17points
17out of 17found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for NPower Digital Charge Controller - 30 Amp
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works as advertised

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October 10, 2011
By onwisconsin
from waukesha, wi
"Purchased this unit as a charge controller for my solar system at a remote cabin. It is spliced in between a Sharp 80W polycrystaline solar panel and a bank of three deep-cycle marine batteries.
While this unit isn't as feature-packed and fancy as some of the more expensive charge controllers out there, it was simple to hook up and does exactly what it says it will do. It gives you a rough idea of battery charge, status indicators to let you know whether it's in bulk-charge or float-charge mode, and a switch to see voltage and current out of the solar panel.
This controller was utilizing the full rated current output of my solar panel (4.7A DC) on a clear sunny day, meaning I can replenish four hours of having a 13W CFL on with about one hour of solar charge time.
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Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+13points
18out of 23found this review helpful.
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